Monday, October 15, 2007

California Historical Landmark #123

Sharon and I celebrated our eleventh wedding anniversary at the City Hotel in Columbia.

California State Historical Landmark #123

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This landmark is located on the northwest corner of Washington and Broadway Streets in the Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia, California in Tuolumne County. There are 18 other California State Historical Landmarks in Tuolumne. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 02.027 W 120° 24.132.

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California Historical Landmark #123

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Columbia, the 'Gem of the Southern Mines,' became a town of 4,000 to 5,000 in the 1850s, following the discovery of gold here by the Hildreth party March 27, 1850. Gold shipments, estimated at $87,000,000, declined rapidly after 1858, but Columbia never became a ghost town. Columbia State Historic Park was created in 1945 to preserve its historic buildings and sites.

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